Denise Richards' Enlarged Thyroid Spotted By Fans During RHOBH Reunion Episode, Reality Star Goes on Gluten-Free Diet
Denise Richards (Photo Credits: Instagram)

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Denise Richards was recently diagnosed with enlarged thyroid, thanks to her RHOBH fans pointing out the symptoms for her onscreen. The beauty was able to address a potentially serious medical condition, just in the nick of time when some of her fans noticed her neck area swollen and asked her to get checked. The former fashion model and actress who featured in Season 9 of the hit reality series was on a reunion with the cast when a few fans couldn't help but discern Richards' thyroid and the viewers weren't wrong.

The 48-year-old star didn't just take her well-wishers' advice but also began to work towards her health. She revealed on Instagram how a major diet change helped her improve her condition. She said that ditching gluten really helped her thyroid problems diminish. She wrote on Instagram, "It’s amazing to me in a short time eliminating gluten from my diet how much my thyroid has changed. A few of you pointed out after the #RHOBH reunion that my thyroid was enlarged. You were right, it was something I ignored until pointed out. I had no idea how much our diet really can affect our body and for me how toxic gluten really is ... I thank all of you who sent me messages. #selfcare."

What Does Enlarged Thyroid Glands Point At?

Your Thyroid gland is responsible for your metabolism regulation and is placed lower side on the front of the neck. When your thyroid overexerts itself aka expands itself, it is mainly to produce an adequate amount of hormones. When your thyroid glands are excessively stimulated, they enlarge, sometimes to a point where a bulge is clearly seen on your neck that causes goitre.

Hypothyroidism can affect the health of your heart and your overall metabolism. From harmless goiter to life-threatening cancer, the sign of a bulged neck is should not be ignored.